Expert System Sets Platform Agreement with L’Argus de la presse (SCN)

Expert System announced that it has signed a deal with L’Argus de la presse, a French leader in Competitive Intelligence services for the enterprise. L’Argus de la presse integrated Expert System’s Luxid Annotation Server solution into LuQi, its Media intelligence 360° Sui... More

Zuckerberg: Facebook Hitting ‘Important Milestones’ for VR

It’s still “really early” for Facebook when it comes to virtual reality, but the company is already “hitting some important milestones,” according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg. As of Facebook’s second quarter ended June 30, more than 1 million people a month were using F... More

Testronic Opens Second Virtual Reality Testing Center

Quality assurance and compliance company Testronic Labs announced July 28 that it has opened a dedicated virtual reality testing facility at its Burbank, Calif. headquarters, the first VR test center for the company in the U.S., and the second one opened by the company this year.... More

Visibility, Automation Key to Rights Management, Experts Say

For Carin Forman, director of digital photo services for HBO, this was the year the media company turned a corner, when it comes to rights management and the review and approval process for the company’s content. Years ago, HBO made the decision to map all of the company’s... More

M&E Journal: Will All Media Be Free by 2025?

By Greg Schoenbaum, Global VP & GM Media & Entertainment Industry, Xerox Business Services The M&E industry is at a critical point as media brands catch up to consumer expectations for convenience and grapple with data privacy concerns Abstract: Our survey finds the industr... More

Nielsen CEO: Advertisers Still Have Concerns about Digital Measurement

By Jeff Berman Nielsen continues to make strides in its ability to measure TV content regardless of where it’s being viewed and when, but there are still concerns among advertisers when it comes to measuring digital ratings, CEO Mitch Barns said on the company’s July 26 ea... More

Experts: Contract Data Today Needs a New Approach

A new digital content hub for the performing arts, dubbed nRapt, is just getting off the ground this year. And besides offering consumers streaming performances, interviews and behind-the-scenes offerings, the SVOD platform is also acting as a place where performance industry sta... More

Attorney: Overly Broad Contract Language Can Be ‘Recipe for Disaster’

NEW YORK -- Contracts are a necessary part of licensing content and data, but contract language that is overly broad can be a “recipe for disaster,” according to Chey Blake, formerly of A&E Networks and now an attorney at Chey Blake Law, PC. “All negotiations should ... More

GiantSteps’s Rosenblatt: Rights Metadata Standards Important, But Not All are Created Equal

By Jeff Berman NEW YORK -- Creating rights metadata standards are important for industries that use such information, but not all standards have been successful to date because some of them haven’t been well thought-out and created for the correct reasons, according to Bill ... More

Challenges Abound for Metadata Collectors

NEW YORK — Collecting metadata is essential for companies who handle content, everything from movies and TV shows to baseball games, but there are still many challenges when it comes to collecting that information. Especially when it comes to sharing metadata. That was the t... More